Monday, 31 August 2015

Welcome Class Of 2015

Welcome class of 2015.  It was great to welcome on board the new class of 2015 at their induction last week.  The future of general practice is in safe hands!  We spent a productive couple of days looking at how we can develop the skills that will support us not just through GP Specialty Training but our whole life in General Practice.

All this was suitably fueled by a selection of home bakes produced by the GP Adviser Team and their families!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Career Start

The step from being a GP trainee to being a partner is a big one and can feel a bit daunting for some.  In Grampian we have developed a halfway house, the Career Start Scheme.  These are one year posts for newly qualified GPs to allow them to become established in general practice whilst at the same time developing a special interest for 2 sessions per week.

Read about Eloise’s experience as a Salaried “Career Start” GP working in a semi rural practice in Grampian.

I applied to the Grampian Career Start programme for a variety of reasons: Mainly because I enjoy hospital-based acute medicine and emergency care in particular, and was keen to maintain an interest in these areas. Also because I felt I still had a lot to learn despite completing my GP training, and Career start seemed like a good half-way house between a trainee position, and working full-time in General practice. It offers support and supervision if required, and also the stability of being based in one GP practice as opposed to moving about between surgeries as a locum GP, which would have been the alternative option for me at this stage.